Spitfire Audio “This is London Calling” - BBC Symphony Orchestra

ridgero

Active Member
Cinematic Studio Strings and Brass cost me $399+279 = 678. I'm expecting Woodwinds will cost the same, bringing total costs to $957. You might argue BBCSO has percussion, which is true but the Cinematic Studio collection will not "cost a lot more" than BBCSO's default pricing and it will sound IMO way way better. And it's not so much that "other products have more dynamic layers", but the fact that BBCSO has for all intents and purposes only two, which I consider to be pretty much useless. At best BBCSO would be a sketch pad. But that's not what I wanted and neither what I expected it to be. YMMV.
+ CSSS, CSP and Percussions
 

AEF

Member
Well I took the plunge yesterday. Downloaded overnight, no issues, easy setup.

Working in Logic and while there are a few things Im noting to be fixed overall I'm actually surprised at how much I'm enjoying it. Setting up the template as I go, using the babylonwaves art conductor articulation sets which are brilliant and a must have IMO.

I also find this library blends with other libraries very very well, and takes reverb extremely well. Im very happy so far, despite having serious serious doubts at whether I should purchase. Glad I did.
 

Wolfie2112

Senior Member
Well I took the plunge yesterday. Downloaded overnight, no issues, easy setup.

Working in Logic and while there are a few things Im noting to be fixed overall I'm actually surprised at how much I'm enjoying it. Setting up the template as I go, using the babylonwaves art conductor articulation sets which are brilliant and a must have IMO.

I also find this library blends with other libraries very very well, and takes reverb extremely well. Im very happy so far, despite having serious serious doubts at whether I should purchase. Glad I did.
Nice To hear! And remember to purge articulations you aren't using. I find it blends with EW stuff nicely.
 

Pixelpoet1985

Active Member
I found this video of the BBCSO (starts at 13:40). I really like the strings in here, but the library doesn't sound like this. The legatos are too wet and not so smooth... is this the right term? Do wet(ter) libraries always sound wetter than in reality? How can one achieve this exact sound?

 
Listening to real things is the right approach and the only one if you are going to achieve real things. But I'm afraid to upset you. With the BBC sampler orchestra, this is almost impossible. To our great regret.

But I'm sure you can always easily make trailer music with this.😉
 

MaxOctane

Active Member
Listening to real things is the right approach and the only one if you are going to achieve real things. But I'm afraid to upset you. With the BBC sampler orchestra, this is almost impossible. To our great regret.

But I'm sure you can always easily make trailer music with this.😉
Such a broad statement ("almost impossible") is really not useful, @Vladimir Bulaev. I've heard some very, very lovely demos in this thread, and @Mattia Chiappa's "Closure" track in a separate thread is fantastic. Yes, the demos suffer occasionally from abrupt sample releases and things like that, so I would agree that 100% realism hasn't been met. But certainly, this library (like several others) has already been shown to accomplish (close-to)-convincing results for certain styles of music.

Edit: I don't own this lib. Will probably pick it up on BF.